New Treatment to Remove Clots Offers Dramatic Results
A new interventional radiology procedure to treat blood clots does not require the use of thrombolytic agents – clot-busting medicines that can result in bleeding elsewhere in the body. This expands the ability to treat older patients, or patients with other medical issues who are at a higher risk for bleeding.
Crosstalk between cells plays role in pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects blood vessels in the lungs. Once diagnosed, patients have limited treatment options, and many do not live beyond seven years. In a new study, scientists in the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center have gained new insight into the development of the disease that could lead to new therapies.
Ferrante Receives R01 Grant for Geriatric Critical Care Research
Lauren Ferrante, MD, MHS, assistant professor of medicine (pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine), was awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the project Evaluating the Unmet Needs of Older Adults to Promote Functional Recovery After a Critical Illness (LANTERN).
Americans Have Breathed More Wildfire Smoke in Eight Months Than in Entire Years
Wildfire smoke contains tiny particles that can travel deep into the body and wreak havoc, particularly on the respiratory and cardiac systems, says Carrie Redlich, a pulmonologist and occupational environmental medicine physician at the Yale School of Medicine, who wasn’t involved in the exposure analysis. There’s still a lot that doctors don’t know about the impacts of wildfire smoke, however. Much of the research is based on general air pollution, and it’s difficult to tease apart the role smoke played in any given health outcome, Redlich says.Source: Scientific American
What to Know About E-cigarettes: A Q&A With Stephen Baldassarri
Stephen Baldassarri, MD, MHS, assistant professor of medicine (pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine), discusses the basics of e-cigarettes, how e-cigarettes compare to conventional cigarettes, and the future of vaping and smoking.
Yale Physicians Reflect on Covid, Three Years Later
It’s been more than three years since the COVID pandemic began, causing over six million deaths worldwide (as of April 2023). While things have largely returned to normal thanks to vaccines, lockdowns, and public health measures and with the Public Health Emergency recently ending, life is a “new normal.” No one who has come out on the other side of the height of the pandemic has remained unaffected, whether physically, emotionally, or both. This is particularly true for the frontline healthcare workers who cared for very sick patients despite the fear of becoming ill themselves.
Q&A: Investigational therapy shows potential for treating patients with IPF
Saracatinib appeared to be “equal or superior” in stopping fibrotic responses compared with two FDA-approved antifibrotic drugs, according to a preclinical study published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.Source: Healio
Karam Named Section Chief of Yale Pediatric Critical Care and Chief of Pediatric Critical Care, YNHCH
As section chief of critical care medicine for Yale Pediatrics, Dr. Karam will oversee, develop, and manage the section’s clinical, research, and educational programs. He will work with department leadership on the section’s recruitment, retention, appointment, and promotion initiatives as well as lead quality improvement initiatives and policy-making activities. Dr. Karam will provide clinical service in the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital PICU and continue his research on bleeding, hemostasis, and transfusion medicine.
Yale Recognized as FARE Clinical Care Center of Distinction
Yale School of Medicine's Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Division — housed under the section of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, Immunology & Sleep Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics — has been named a FARE Clinical Care Center of Distinction by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).
We wanted to take an opportunity and communicate to you that our entire Yale PCCSM team have been awestruck by the courage and esprit de corps exhibited by so many of our YSM colleagues have joined forces with us to help care for the increasing numbers of critically ill COVID-19 patients in our units.
Meet Yale Internal Medicine: Vivian Asare, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine).
As part of our “Meet Yale Internal Medicine” series, today’s featured physician is Vivian Asare, MD, assistant professor of medicine (pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine).